“She does not understand flying. She does not know that there is method in hunting or a word for eating. Yet for her, there is nothing more to life. She would not have it otherwise.”
On the run from their own governments, a pair of wizards struggles to stay hidden when a full-figured, fire-breathing visitor stumbles into World War Two. Before long, they must choose between their freedom and the life of an innocent, magnificent creature, who cannot begin to understand the horror into which she has flown. A story of suspicion, fear, and sacrifice, seen from a rare point of view that questions the significance of the human race.
Shortlisted for Rhonda Parrish’s Elemental Anthology, Fire (September 2017).
Read the story here.